Stalwart returns to Tamworth June Baseball Carnival

RETURN: Bill Edmunds was a welcome spectator at the Tamworth June Baseball Carnival. Photo: Ben Jaffrey

RETURN: Bill Edmunds was a welcome spectator at the Tamworth June Baseball Carnival. Photo: Ben Jaffrey

As time goes by, sports change.

Whether it’s new rules, new formats or new techniques, over time a transformation takes place.

However, baseball seems to be bucking that trend, according to Bill Edmunds.

“What they're doing here, now, playing like that, it’s what we were doing in 1962,” Edmunds told The Northern Daily Leader at the Tamworth June Baseball Carnival a week ago.

“The uniforms were a little bit different, a little raggedy, but the game – I couldn't put my finger on any change.”

And Edmunds would know, too.

The former baseballer has had a long and rich association with the game which all started in Tamworth in 1962.

Since then Edmunds has left and come back to Tamworth and last week he returned to the carnival for the first time in a number of years.

And what brought him back?

“It's just mateship, it's a big thing,” Edmunds said.

“They’re [players] like brothers out there.”

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